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For more than 20 years, Scott Wolfe ran a successful chain of convenience stores in New Orleans. In 2012, after Hurricane Katrina, he and his wife, Jane, combined two very different businesses to help bring the community back.
BRIGHT SPOT Not long ago, this location in New Orleans’s Eighth Ward looked very different, after years of neglect and Hurricane Katrina’s wrath. Scott Wolfe saw an opportunity and married a classic New Orleans staple with a common household chore.

​Scott Wolfe Melba’s Old School Po Boys

​• Three-year growth 2,774.7% ​• 2015 revenue $2.9 MILLION

​I HAD A CHAIN OF CONVENIENCE stores called Wagner’s Meat. In 2003, we sold the company but retained the real estate for rental income. I went into property

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